Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the backbone to many businesses across Ireland and Northern Ireland providing a unique combination of business intelligence, communication and collaboration tools – enabling users to have complete visibility and control over their business operations.
One of the major benefits of using Microsoft Dynamics NAV beyond the core business benefits is Microsoft’s commitment to updating and providing progressive enhancements. Safe to say, that the 2017 / 2018 package might be their most significant improvement yet across the entire product suite.
As with any software package, there comes a time in its lifecycle when you might consider an upgrade to accelerate growth potential within the business, refine processes and procedures and take advantage of new technology such as Microsoft Power BI. For those reading this who aren’t familiar with Power BI find out more in our recent blog articles.
What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017?
- Embedded Power BI Advanced Analytics
Improve business reporting and visibility across an organisation enabling staff to create their own insightful charts and reports and sharing them within the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Role Centre. Sample reports are including in free downloadable content packs. Sysco’s Power BI experts can assist in creating more targeted reports across your business.
- Integration with Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft have taken integration one step further so that you can stay connected with all parts of your business. Easily review, analyse and share Microsoft Dynamics NAV data with colleagues. Switch from data views in Outlook and Excel.
- Enhanced User Experience
The new HTML5, Mobile Compatible browser-based interface guides you through relevant processes in a contextual way based on your role. Switch between tasks more easily, view thumbnails and simplify data entry tasks.
- Access Financial Insights Quickly & Easily
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 includes a range of ready-to-use financial statements including payment reconciliation which enable you to get started quickly, accessing insights into the financial performance of your business.
- BOM and Item Management
Organise and classify your BOM and Items with advanced searches, grid view layouts and filtering based upon attribute values. Create categories to group similar item types and more.
- Faster set up and configuration
Microsoft Dynamics 2017 allows you to save time and avoid unnecessary manual tasks with assisted setup wizards. Import data, integrate with Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM easily – remove multiple data silos within your business and create a single, unified point of reference for your business data across all teams.
- Take in payments with e-everything
It’s easier than ever before for your customers to pay via electronic invoices for services like PayPal and increased integration for OCR software to track items you receive.
- Business Analytics and Machine Learning with Cortana Intelligence
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 includes predictive analytics and forecasting tools so that you can get a better insight into your sales and inventory, manage stock levels, respond in a timely manner to customers and create replenishment requests to vendors in real-time.
- Automation with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
With Microsoft PowerApps you can put your business knowledge to work creating mobile optimised applications for your workforce, tailored role by role. Microsoft Flow enables you to create automated workflows between your favourite applications and services to receive notifications, synchronise files, collect information and more. Use Flows within Microsoft PowerApps to create powerful applications that work the way you want.
- Manage Projects with ease
Jobs are more straightforward in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 with simpler setup wizards and a range of pre-built templates to use.
- Optimise Lead-To-Cash processes with Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM) Integration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics CRM enabling you to optimise your lead-to-cash processes resulting in better order processing and financials merging Microsoft Dynamics CRM records with Microsoft Dynamics NAV records.
Are you an existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV user? Would you like to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017? Get in contact with Sysco today and find out how our team can help.